The best street food in ho chi minh city, viet nam


I received that question many times when my friends visited this city. It can be challenging khổng lồ pick one, as many choices are available.

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As a Saigonese, I loved going out & trying different dishes at food vendors.

In this article, I’d lượt thích to tóm tắt 20+ must-eat street food dishes in Saigon and my favorite places lớn try them.

1. Seafood

Saigon is famous for its seafood. 

Seafood in Saigon is usually transferred from nearby provinces on the same day, so it stills maintains freshness & nutritiousness. 

Sitting on the street, eating seafood while chatting with friends, is a seafood culture in Saigon.

The taste of the ingredients in a loaf of Banh mày blends like a symphony.
Where to try Banh ngươi in Saigon

There are several places lớn try Banh mi in this city.Huynh Hoa is the most famous Banh ngươi store in Ho đưa ra Minh city.

Address: 26 Le Thi Rieng, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.Opening hours: The siêu thị opens from 3 pm khổng lồ 10 pm.

Another place that I love is bánh mỳ Tám Ba. You can find it at 253 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật, District 5.

12. Grilled banana cake

Saigon street food is diverse and rich with a variety of cakes.

Another must-try on this menu is sticky banana cake, a sweet but rustic snack that clings to lớn customers’ taste buds.

Each banana is covered by sticky rice, baked on the spot with a delicate aroma thanks lớn the banana leaf wrap.

The sticky banana cake is usually served with roasted peanuts & thick coconut water that spreads in each taste.

Where to eat sticky banana cake in Saigon

Chuối nếp nướng Nam bộ – Út Lúa is a great place to lớn try this dish.

Address: 115 Phan Đăng Lưu, Phú Nhuận District

Price: 15,000 ~ 20,000 VND

13. Stir-fried noodles

Mi Tron Ten Lua offers great stir-fried noodles with different toppings.

If you try it for the first time, you can look at the following three dishes: garlic chicken noodles, crispy bacon noodles, and specially mixed noodles.

I usually order the special mixed one with different toppings: chicken, char siu, beef balls, crispy bacon, và fried onion.

The mixture is delicious, and the price is only 50,000 VND.

Address: 22 Nguyễn Văn Cừ street, district 5.

14. Pho

Pho is a must-eat when visiting Vietnam.

People still argue where it has the best Pho, Hanoi, or Saigon, but I think each region has its own taste.

Where to lớn eat Pho

Among the famous Pho shops in Saigon, Pho Le and Pho Hoa Pasteur are outstanding.


Pho Le: 415 Nguyen Trai, District 5Pho Hoa: 260C Pasteur, District 3

Price: 70,000 VND – 80,000 VND per dish

15. Hu Tieu

Saigon is lượt thích the capital of Hu Tieu as you can find it everywhere, on many street corners.

Although not originating in Vietnam, this dish is still well received and familiar.

Walking along the roads in Saigon, you can come across many street vendors with aromatic smells from noodle soup.

Where lớn eat Hu Tieu?

I enjoy the noodle soup from Hủ Tiếu Thành Đạt. You can find it at 34 Cô Bắc, District 1.

16. Sup Cua

Crab soup is a popular street food dish in Ho bỏ ra Minh city.

From morning khổng lồ midnight, you can eat this dish at any time because the soup is easy to digest and rich in nutrients.

Where khổng lồ eat crab soup in Saigon

Hanh’s Hanh’s 517 Su Van Hanh, District 10. The shop is open from 6 am until 11 pm.

A cup of crab soup full of crab sauce is about 20,000 VND.

17. Com ga xuyên mo (Fried chicken with rice)

In addition to broken rice, Saigon also has delicious fried chicken rice.

The rice is fried but still soft and not dry, & delicious fried chicken rice is served with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber.

Price: 25,000 – 35,000 VND per dish

18. Bo Ne

Bo Ne, or Sizzling Beef Steak, is one of the most popular street food among Vietnamese people.

The beef is cooked on a cast iron pan with potatoes, pâté, omelet, salad, và served with bread.

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Where to lớn eat Bo Ne?

Ba Ngon is a familiar name in Saigon because the steak is affordable but still ensures quality.

Price: 25,000 ~ 30,000 VND

19. Xuyên (Sticky rice)

Sticky rice is a familiar breakfast dish in Vietnam. Only from 12,000 to 25,000 VND, you’ll have a full breakfast.

Where to lớn eat xoi in Saigon

In the morning, you can visit some locations: Xôi Lá Chuối or Xôi trà Bùi Thị Xuân.


Xoi la chuoi: 83A, 3 tháng 2 street, District 11Xoi che Bui Thi Xuan: 111 Bùi Thị Xuân, District 1

Price: 15,000 VND – 30,000 VND per dish

20. Banh Cuon

The soft, richly flavored rolling rice-flour cake is a favorite dish of many Vietnamese.

Banh Cuon is made from delicious, finely ground rice mixed with water.

After the cake has been cooked by steam, it will be rolled with meat & wood-ear mushroom. It’s seIt’s with fish sauce và fried onion.

Where to lớn eat Banh cuon in Saigon?

Hai nam is one of the oldest rice roll shops in Ho chi Minh City.

The rolls have thin layers of fine dough wrapped over two types of filling: cassava roots with pork or shrimp with pork.

Address: 11A Cao Thắng, District 3

Price: 40,000 VND. Nem, spring rolls, or shrimp cake is priced separately.

21. Sui Cao

Chinese cuisine strongly influences Vietnamese street food, & Sui Cao, or wonton, is a popular dish khổng lồ try.

The dumplings are made of minced pork, finely finned fish, & shrimp-wrapped dumpling paper.

You can try wonton soup or fried wonton. The deliciousness of the sweet broth is made from bone, squid, & seafood.

Where khổng lồ eat Wonton or Sui Cao in Saigon?

Whenever it comes khổng lồ dumplings, the locals will think about Ha Ton Quyen street in District 11.

Although the road is small và short, about 50m, you can find nearly a dozen dumplings shops.

It is always bustling with people coming and leaving till the end of midnight. The more prominent shops in this area are the dumpling cửa hàng Thien Thien and Ngoc Y.

Thien Thien: 193 – 195 Ha Ton Quyen, District 11Ngoc Y: 187 Ha Ton Quyen, District 11

Price: 50,000 – 60,000 VND per dish

22. Ha Cao & Dimsum

Ha Cao is a Chinese dish that has become a favorite breakfast in Saigon because of its quickness & compactness.

This dish is suitable for you who often vì not have much time for breakfast.

Dimsum is made with a soft, warm, thin powder coat. Inside, you can find meat, seafood, & vegetables. You can eat it with dipping sauces và chili sauce.

Where to lớn eat Dimsum in Saigon

If you want to eat delicious Dimsum properly, you should stop by District 5, where many Chinese people live.

23. Fruit bowl

Visiting Vietnam without trying tropical fruit is a huge miss.

Where khổng lồ find fruit bowl in Saigon

District 10 is considered the capital for this dish, especially on khổng lồ Hien Thanh street, because this road has different vendors for fruit buckets.

Trái Cây tô BuBu at 247 tô Hiến Thành, District 10 is my favorite!

The fruit is served in a large bow, và underneath has shaved ice with yogurt. Most of the fruit is fresh & seasonal, with a refreshing taste.

The price is affordable, only 25,000 VND ~ 30,000 VND per bowl.

24. Banh Trang Tron

If you’re looking for snacks, try Banh Trang Tron, a mixed rice paper with ingredients. 

This mixed rice paper has different ingredients such as beef jerky, rice paper, dried squid with extra laksa leaves, mango, satay chili, special beef sauce, và some quail eggs.

All mixed with seasoning.

Where khổng lồ eat Banh Trang Tron in Saigon

District 3 is famous for a road of less than 200m Nguyen Thuong Hien. This street is known as “Mix rice paper street in Saigon,” with dozens of rice paper shops close together.

Banh Trang Tron Chu Vien is an excellent choice.

Price: 15,000 VND – 25,000 VND per dish

25. Coconut ice-cream

After trying all the dishes above, what’s better than ice cream?

Saigon is fortunate khổng lồ have many famous ice cream brands & homemade ice cream shops.

You can try the coconut ice cream at Bo Kho Ganh in District 10.

My thoughts about Saigon cuisine

Saigon is a melting pot between different cultures.

Pearl of the Far East is a continuation of the culinary culture of China, India, France, America, Japan, và many, many national regions and territories from the 18th century to lớn the present.

Saigon is dubbed as the đô thị that never sleeps. You can find street vendors mở cửa from early morning to lớn the late evening, with some shops mở cửa 24 hours. 

I must admit it’s challenging lớn choose the best place because the thành phố has many street vendors that offer delicious và affordable meals.

If it’s your first time in Saigon, I suggest joining a Saigon food tour for a local experience. Sitting on the back of the bike và exploring the food scene will be a fantastic experience on your trip.

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